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Old 05-30-2006, 11:59 PM   #1
Morg0
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Unhappy Cant upgrade firefox


I have firefox 1.0.8 installed on fc4. I downloaded 1.5.3 to var/tmp and ran tar -zxvf on the gz file then cd to firefox dir. Ran firefox but when i open firefox it is still the old version. Anyone got any idears. If I try and install an rpm it tells me I already have the version (1.5.3) installed ?????
 
Old 05-31-2006, 12:05 AM   #2
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are you sure it's the old version? firefox will find the profile file and automatically adjust. open firefox, and at the top, click "help" then "about mozilla firefox" and see which version is actually starting up for you.
 
Old 05-31-2006, 12:06 AM   #3
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If you're just running "firefox", then it will use the one that's in a directory in your $PATH. The current directory probably isn't in your $PATH, so you need to use "./firefox".
 
Old 05-31-2006, 05:54 PM   #4
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Detpenquin, Its deffinately the old version.
Nylex (thats a brand of garden hose where I come from) I dont really understand what you mean ? I tried to run ./firefox as su and I got the following

# ./firefox
./firefox-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
[root@pmltws firefox]#
 
Old 05-31-2006, 06:45 PM   #5
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Take a look at this thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=437305
 
Old 05-31-2006, 11:57 PM   #6
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$PATH is an environment variable that contains a list of directories in which the shell looks when you run a command. Usually, the current directory (".") isn't in your $PATH, so if you just run a command as normal and that executable exists in a directory that is listed in $PATH, the shell will use that. Again, if the current directory is not in your $PATH and you want to run an executable that's in that directory, you use ./, followed by the executable.
 
Old 06-01-2006, 12:08 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Morg0
I have firefox 1.0.8 installed on fc4. I downloaded 1.5.3 to var/tmp and ran tar -zxvf on the gz file then cd to firefox dir. Ran firefox but when i open firefox it is still the old version. Anyone got any idears. If I try and install an rpm it tells me I already have the version (1.5.3) installed ?????
Try running the new version by typing "./firefox" from the firefox directory... If you simply type "firefox", the new executable in your current directory will not be picked up.

[EDIT] Nevermind... you already tried that.
 
  


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